Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
Many writers stop working on a manuscript before it’s truly finished. Polish stories to add resonance and to make them sing.
Tales and novels have different structures and purposes. Explore the differences and learn why telling tales in the middle of a novel is often not a good idea.
Suggestions for ways to use character names in fiction, especially at the beginning of stories when readers are just meeting the characters.
Excessive and unnecessary explanations can weaken the dramatic and emotional impact of sentences. Learn why explanations are often unnecessary and annoying.
Information on copyright law, fair use doctrine, and creative ways to use song lyrics and poetry in your fiction.
Lack of conflict between characters and lack of emotion-inducing scenes for readers will make stories flat, boring, and tedious. Discover why conflict and emotion are so important to fiction.
Explanations for why a work in progress doesn’t read like a published novel. Includes areas to work on to improve a WIP.
Explore today’s news to get inspiration for your fiction. Don’t hesitate to use tidbits from and elements of current stories in your own work.
When you can’t find rules for punctuation or grammar, sometimes simply choosing an option and then being consistent with that choice is all the answer you need.